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of president obama in the immediate aftermath of superstorm sandy, he went on the attack. he ridiculed the idea for the secretary and he unleashed this ad. a spanish language tv ad that linked president obama to hugo chavez and the castro family. i think the romney campaign at this point, they're not really staying one way or the other whether or not the campaign has been damaged to some sentence by what happened with hurricane sandy but i think the, getting back on offense does reflect the fact that they feel like they'd better get this momentum back on their side. clearly it has been affected. >> and president obama has obviously been in full presidential mode. he took a break from campaigning but he's been very visible. he is getting good marks hoist handling of the storm, most notably from governor chris christie in new jersey. is there any sense how voters may be reacting? >> we don't know how voters are rejust yet. the president is in his own way taking advantage of the moment. he bounded off the plane today at his first stop wearing his leadership credentials on his sleeves literally. he
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>>> waiting to daylight to get the full extent of the damage left behind by superstorm sandy. >> the storm brought new york city to a stand still leaving millions without power and crippling its subway system. >> and here at home, the clean- up is now under way. fox 5 morning news continues right now. right now. >>> all right. this is a live look outside right now at ocean city where the waves continue to do their thing out there. it is a little chilly. really cold as we're not out of he woods yet with all the rain and wind, not just yet. so good morning to you. i'm wisdom martin. >> i'm sarah simmons. we'll get updates from our live reporters in just a bit. president obama has declared a federal disaster in new york and long island. the area took a hard hit from the storm. now, this is video of a transformer exploding last night. officials purposefully cut the power to lower manhattan to minimize damage from the flood waters there. the storm is now blamed for 16 deaths and at least seven of those in the new york region. flooding a major problem as well. >> mass transit was c
. >> president obama speaking in new jersey just a few minutes ago, promising to help the victims of super-storm sandy. we begin with the latest on sandy. power is back on to all but 72,000 in our area, but throughout the area 30 million are still in the dark. severe flooding risks seems to have subsided and the metro is running again and at full service. well some of the wors
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in the wake of superstorm sandy. look at this. it is what a return to normal looks like post-sandy this morning in new york and new jersey. massive gridlock. thousands upon thousands lining up, waiting for public transportation in certain spots. this new video taken within the last hour in brooklyn. all of these people hoping to board a bus to get into manhattan. on the highways into the city, police check points and hov restrictions in place. look at that line of cars. only cars with three people or more are allowed to cross bridges and tunnels on to the island. they just made an exception to that rule saying that black cars and taxis are exempt. however, these lines are stretching for miles upon miles. meanwhile, more staggering news on the terrible toll of this storm. more than 80 people now confirmed dead. damage estimates topping $60 billion and climbing. 5.6 million people remain without electricity. the national guard has been called into communities like hoboken, new jersey, where tens of thousands are reported stranded by still high flood waters. president obama will
held without bond pending a hearing tomorrow. >>> and now, the latest on superstorm sandy. things slowly getting back to normal here in new york city. the subway system partially reopened today on north of 34th streets and tunnels are still flooded. to ease congestion on the streets, police are only allowing vehicles into the city that have at least three people in them. >>> air traffic, meantime s completely restored in new york and all of the major airports are open. laguardia reopened on a limited schedule. kennedy and newark liberty he reopened. as a precaution, airline officials urged customers to confirm any flight in or out of the city n. new jersey, lines to the gas pump, again, hundreds of cars deep. some people waited more than an hour to fill up. sandy left many gas stations short on fuel and out of power. now, fuel trucks are finding it difficult to get around and replenish the gas stations. in hoboken, for example, there are still some 20,000 people trapped by flood waters. he's the latest. >> reporter: this is the scene today in hoboken, new jersey. what a difference
, are maybe in for a little bit of sticker shock. superstorm sandy could hit them in the wallet. >> yeah, you know, it's an interesting one here. obviously here in the northeast, you know, we're all suffering from superstorm sandy. but you know what? in the weeks to come, even consumers as far away as the west coast could potentially -- particularly here in the market for a car because thousands of vehicles have been damaged here to the point where they really do need to be replaced and that could drive up prices of both new and used vehicles in the weeks and months ahead and also remember a lot of dealerships here in the northeast have sustained a lot of damage to their inventory, as well, to the cars that they had out on their lots. complicating matters, used vehicles have been in short supply because of declining sales of new vehicles. so the only thing i can find here, chris, in terms of a silver lining is if you are looking to trade in your car, you may potentially get a better price. back over to you. >> krn's mandy drury, thank you. >>> and as we wait for the president here in hilliard
, that allowed sandy to become the superstorm it did and also that forced it to come in land at the sharp angle that it did. because of the storm's path, strong winds were directed inland at high tide into the new york city area, into the new jersey beaches. this produced the devastating storm surge the like of which the region hasn't seen in recent memory if ever and hopefully will not see again for a long, long time. rob and paula, back to you. >> our thanks to accuweather's jim dickey. here is maybe an indication of how things are going up here in new york. do you remember that massive crane in midtown, manhattan, that was brought down by sandy's powerful wind? well, new york's mayor says he feels very good about it now. >> he might be the only one that feels good about it. the crane has been secured and all the gas and steam lines in that area have been turned off. that is to avoid a fire in the event that, if it were to come crashing down. the streets around there, closed. offices are said to be closed indefinitely. he says once the wind dies down, the mayor says, the city will find a way
-- for what may be a world series sweepy the giants. "superstorm" sandy still beg down on the northeast. why forecasters are warning millions of people not to te this hurricane lightly. sandy's impact being felt c- to-coast. the cancelations that are grounding tens of thousands of travelers. cbs 5 eyewitness news is ne. good evening, i'm ann,,,,
way north. you get the idea why we're terming this a superstorm sandy because the setup is a large, large system. the storms all the way into the caribbean wrapping around. this will tighten as it comes up. again, this is our set up right now. the latest track again out of the national hurricane center, a concerning one as we see the turn into the peninsula. it has shifted 20 miles north which is good news for maryland. still we're going to be very close to the center of this powerful storm. days of wind, rain, power outages a good possibility. sunday into monday is our key time frame and it will ramp up out to the west. all ready creating seas in the mid 20s, wave heights to 24 feet off south carolina. here is some of the weather through the day. here is florida. it is showing basically the storms continuing to turn through here as we look at the set up. no, mike, can we go back? the setup, i wanted to time lapse the camera. i don't know if we can go back. i was looking to advance the cameras there. there is one as the outer bands continue to make the approach here and then i want
a singular focus on what they call doing his job focusing on the superstorm sandy with his officials here in a face-to-face way. and now he can go on the campaign trail. and they say he will continue these ongoing updates on the road. you know, presidents always say they take the job with them, they can do it anywhere. but symbolically very important for a president to be at the white house during a crisis. and that's why they rushed him back here during sandy. one of the messages, wolf, that he's been conveying to these people he meets at the shelter is that the u.s. government, his administration, will be with them for the long haul. they're not just here to visit but that they will do what it takes for the long haul. that's the message he keeps conveying. and i should say also praising his fema director who has also gotten some praise from governor christie as well, wolf. >> governor christie has been very fusive in his phrase. as they head toward the microphones let's take a quick, quick break. on the other side we'll hear from the president. [ woman ] it's 32 minutes to go time, and
strengthening possible. describing it as a rare hybrid superstorm, forecasters say sandy was created by an arctic jet stream wrapping itself around a tropical storm. the storm could cause up to 12 inches of rain and in some areas, as well as up to 3 feet of snowfall in the appalachian mountains. flooding has also expected to be a major problem. the national weather service has warned of record level flooding and life-threatening storm surges in coastal areas. the nuclear regulatory commission has announced it is taking special precautions for the storm. there are at least 16 nuclear reactors located within the path of the storm. six oil refineries are also in the storm's path. while the news media have been covering hurricane sandy around the clock, little attention has been paid to the possible connection between the storm and climate change. scientists have long warned how global warming would make north it planned to hurricanes more powerful. just two weeks ago, the proceedings of the national academy of sciences published a major study on the connection between warmer sea surface
. sandy merged with two weather fronts being called a superstorm. sandy is forecasted to make landfall on tuesday. >> the embarcadero b.a.r.t. station was closed tonight after a man committed suicide on the tracks. b.a.r.t. trains kept running in both directions but no trains stopped at that station. >> your voice, your vote. just ten days until the presidential election. today the president rallied a crowd of 8500 people in new hampshire. he hit mitt romney on his record as massachusetts governor. president obama said romney targeted the middle class with unnecessary fees and taxes. the president also said it will be hard for romney to accomplish all of the last-minute promises he is making right now. >> in florida mitt romney says the president shrunk from the promises he made. romney says he won't do that and says his tenure of president would include more cooperation across at the isle. rom roll told the crowd now is not the time to demonize political opponented and wants to build bridges with the democrats. >> both president obama and mitt romney have cancelled campaign stops beca
of superstorm sandy. but the crawford's found another way to pass time. >> i like to get back tonight to be there for the parade. >> we're here at the museum. four straight, we'll take four straight. >> reporter: the family hopes to make it back to the area in time for the giant's parade. >>> i'm back here in just a few minutes, going over the wednesday which is halloween and the big trade. i have the forecast. >>> paint, confetti and the world champion san francisco giants in eight minutes the planning for the giant's big parade on wednesday. green toys teaches children that if i have a milk jug and i stick it in the recycling bin it can turn into something new. chase allows us to buy capital equipment to be able to manufacture in the states to the scale we need to be a global company. with a little luck green toys could be the next great american brand. find what's next for your business at chase.com/mainstreet >>> san francisco's mayor and top prosecutor is seeking to -- mirkarimi. it would prohibit any top official to oversee programs in a certain area if they've been convicted o
as well. we could see more damage to come and snow that could affect election day voting. superstorm sandy right after the break. hahahaha! hooohooo, hahaha! this is awesome! folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico sure are happy. i'd say happier than a slinky on an escalator. get happy. get geico. melons!!! oh yeah!! well that was uncalled for. folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico sure are happy. how happy, ronny? happier than gallagher at a farmers' market. get happy. get geico. [ construction sounds ] [ watch ticking ] [ engine revs ] come in. ♪ got the coffee. that was fast. we're outta here. ♪ [ engine revs ] ♪ >>> these are early days the nation is starting to process the tallying the cost of the devsating storm. >> some of the estimates that are out there, they range in cost of as high as $30 billion. it is not clear that they became apparent today or any of the models are adequate to the weather event. this shocking video of the coast line was aired late this afternoon. the aspects of this storm, brought devastating rain and winds a7 to $15 bil
blow, superstorm sandy. at this hour rescues are under way, families being plucked from waterlogged homes as the images of sandy's fury pour in, and just watch this tree. there it is. upended from the earth by the soaking rains of this storm. cars in lower manhattan tossed like flotation devices. and as sandy marches west, it's whipping up monster waves even on lake michigan. so here is the big picture at this moment, 14 states with cities and towns underwater, and in places the water is 8 feet deep. and another night of darkness for millions of people, the new york city skyline in shadow. nearly half the island has no power at all. 8 million people in 18 states in the cold and dark tonight. and our extreme weather team is fanned out across the storm zone. abc's alex perez starts us out in little ferry, new jersey, still underwater, rescue is under way right now. alex. >> reporter: well, diane, we've learned president obama will be in new jersey surveying the damage tomorrow, but i want you to take a look around me here. this is what many blocks across little ferry, new jersey, look
and there is no power south of 34th street. the financial district the stock exchange did reopen today. superstorm sandy has crippled that system. there is catastrophic damage to underground tracks and equipment. the mta says it is too early to tell whether full service will return and be fixed. millions of commuters use the system every day. commuters relied on buses, cars and cabs if you were lucky enough to find them. there was gridlock as bad as we have ever seen. look at a live shot of columbus circle south of central park on the west side. central park still remained closed. it has been like this all day. one of the reasons is that crane is still dangling over 57th street and that is creating the massive traffic jam around the circle. jason joins me from the queensboro bridge. i talked to you earlier today and most people have given up trying to get a vehicle they were walking. >> oh, yeah, it has been a frustrating day for thousands of commuters making their way across the bridge. you can look through the traffic people still making their way at this hour even at 8:00. it is the only way for a lo
matter. so now for more on how superstorm sandy might impact next week's election, i'm joined by current tv correspondent david shuster. david we're very interested in what -- who is going to be able to vote on tuesday. so first what is it like on the ground now?% >> well there is still a lot of frustration out there, particularly on the southern half of manhattan. and then also again in nasa county, long island they are having a difficult time clearing some of the roads. they need to do that first before the power crews can work on the substations and utility lines, so there's a process there, and when you hear the power company say, oh, it might be four or five days you talk to elected officials and they said know, it may be more like seven to ten days. >> jennifer: so the counties that we talked about, and new york city, man -- manhattan, how are they preparing for election day? >> every one of them said what they are doing is first trying to bring in generators to make sure they can have essential i will portable power brought into the precinct lo
low partly due to the impact of superstorm sandy. dealers' attention now focused on the very important policy watch, the u.s. jobs data, which will be out on friday, as well as the u.s. presidential election next week. so a lot to watch out for. back to the studio. >> a lot to watch out for indeed, thank you very much. our business reporter at the tokyo stock exchange. >>> that's all for business news for this hour. i'll leave you with a recap of the markets. >>> u.s. president barack obama would be speaking to crowd after crowd in swing states if it hadn't been for the storm. he has less than a week to convince undecided voters. most americans have already examined his record over the past four years. he started his term with a sentiment offered by many of those who came before him. >> that america can change. our union can be perfected. >> many americans have grown tired of what their country had come to represent under george w. bush. obama promised change at home and abroad. he brought an end to the war in iraq. he said u.s. combat forces would pull out of afghanistan by the end of
to focus his attention to the federal government's response to superstorm sandy. leaving the campaign trail to surrogates. but today, he's back for the final sprint. the action picks up again with both candidates on the trail. president obama visits wisconsin, nevada and colorado for the first campaign since sandy hit. >> we can't go on the road we're on. we can't change course in america if we keep on attacking each other. we've got to come together and get america on track again. >> reporter: the race is still a dead-heat. the daily abc news/"washington post" tracking poll show the candidates tied among likely voters at 49%. the same poll found president obama's response to the superstorm positively. 78% say mr. obama's handling the situation excellent or good. the president toured storm-ravaged new jersey with republican governor chris christie. >> hang in there. >> reporter: the governor, usually one of the president's harshest critics had nothing but find words for him. >> he's worked closely with me. and i can't thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for ou
session after a 2-day shutdown due to superstorm sandy. in the end, october had some wicked moments for investors, leaving the dow down 2.5% and the s&p 500 off 2%, while the nasdaq lost 4.5%. and employment figures from adp for september were revised down, showing 88,200 jobs were added verus the 162,000 originally reported. this is just a test. the people at research in motion are testing the new blackberry 10 smartphones with 50 carriers around the world. even though it was a down day yesterday, todd horowitz of average joe options joins us. todd, i have to tell you, it was good to see those traders back on the trading floor. what was your impression of that trade? > > good morning. it was nice to be back. it was nice to be back in action. however, the trade was very slow and very dull, and we're still trying to figure out, we're trying to make sure that all the systems were working properly, and there is a lot of news coming out today and tomorrow with the adp jobs today and the regular jobs report tomorrow. so, it figured to be a little slow yesterday anyway. > > we had a surp
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: right now brand new stories and breaking news this hour including superstorm sandy leaving behind a path of destruction. so many people in harm's way, surrounded by water, with no power, no phones, dwindling food. the latest on the rescue and the road to recovery. >>> only five days to go until election day as bill and martha were talking about. brand new polling what americans think about the rice right now. >>> brand new information on the deadly terror attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. what the administration knew weeks in advance. it is all "happening now." jon: good morning to you right now on this thursday as we get some ominous news. more than 70 people are dead now in the aftermath of one the worst storms in recent history. from the east coast really to the great lakes, americans are struggling to try to get back to normal life but the trauma and damage from superstorm sandy will linger for a long time to come. good morning i'm john scott. jenna: everything is secondary to the families that lost so much. jon: there is so much misery out there. jenna: i'm glad you're with
for their generators. it may not seem like a lot but at this point, it's the only way to get by. superstorm sandy has led to a flood of desperate drivers waiting in lines miles deep just to get gas. so we're here in new jersey, where the line of cars waiting for gas stretches out of sight. we're going to find just how long the line is. car number 5. 28. light pickup, number 58. >> i got here at 9:59 a.m., and it's 1:00 in the afternoon. i'm by myself. i can't leave the car. i feel like i'm going to faint over here. >> reporter: 102. but lines in new jersey and new york today, not just for gas. >> you're seeing the line completely around the building. >> reporter: with the subway largely out of commission in brooklyn, the line of people waiting for the bus stretched for blocks. >> where are the buses? >> reporter: driving wasn't much easier, either. checkpoints were set up on the highways to force people to carpool. so this is car number 150 and this line continues, further than the eye can see. after hours of waiting, those at the end are in for some bad news. >> no more gas, guys. >> reporter: sandy
that superstorm sandy, hurricane sandy. here is the latest. damage estimated to be between $30 and $50 billion. that's the second most expensive storm to hit the united states right behind katrina. at least 90 people confirmed dead. 4.5 million in 12 states are still without power tonight. sharon chin shows us how desperate many people have become. >> reporter: some of the subway lines are rolling again, but many people are finding recovery slow. they're out of gas, out of food, and out of patience. tensions flair on the road to new york city. >> i got no gas. >> stop it! >> step back. >> reporter: traffic jams and gas lines stretched for miles in a commute of chaos. >> get in front of me if it makes you happy. >> reporter: some stations ran out of fuel or power for pumps. aaa says only a third of the stations are open in new jersey and long island. crews are working to suck floodwater out of tunnels. some bridges opened up, but police are enforcing a three- person carpool to ease congestion. >> let's go! >> reporter: and more lines swell for buses, food and water. >> you got to be a little pa
, citing superstorm sandy, the independent mayor wrote an op-ed for bloomberg.com saying he'll vote for the president because of his record on climate change. mayor bloomberg wrote in part, the devastation brought to the area brought the stakes of tuesday's presidential election into sharp relief. one sees climate change as a threat to our planet. the other does not. i want risk management above electoral politics. but the endorsement wasn't what we call in the business ringing. bloomberg, a republican turned independent who didn't back a candidate in 2008, took a swipe at the president in that endorsement writing, if the 1994 or 2003 version of mitt romney were running for president, i may well have voted for him. like so many other independents, i found the past four years to be, in a word, disappointing. there's your endorsement. however, in the same op-ed the mayor slammed romney for walking away from his previously held positions on climate change, immigration, and health care. >>> in less than three hours from now, the labor department will release the final monthly jobs repor
on today. it's been nearly four days since superstorm sandy slammed into the east coast and this morning in many areas, it is still a dire situation. the death toll from the storm has been raised to 92 people in the u.s. 3.5 million customers along the eastern seaboard are still without power this morning. and the economic losses are just staggering. an estimated $30 billion to $50 billion. right now rescue agencies are trying to get food and water to those in need. gasoline, in very short supply in parts of new york and new jersey. long, long lines. now a common sight at many gas stations in the region. people waiting two, three, four hours to get to the pumps. sometimes just to find there's no gas left and yes anger is starting to spill over. some gas station owners have been closing their businesses to let tempers cool down. they're calling in police for help. it's not a good situation. homeland security secretary janet napolitano and top fema officials will visit staten island today to get a look at the devastation there caused by hurricane sandy. yesterday police found the bodies of
. that brief pause for superstorm sandy seems like a distant memory. on the campaign trail, the attacks were back. >> the fair bet is on citizens. but what's casting my bet is on you. >> reporter: president obama is delivering his closing arguments. >> i know what change looks like because i fought for it. you have, too. and after all we've been through together, we sure as heck can't give up now. >> we're going to win on november 6th. i'll tell you that. >> reporter: he countered the president's closing argument. >> i believe that america finally needs real change as promised. we're going to give it to the american people. >> reporter: the latest abc news/"washington post" poll still shows a tight race. but three new polls in key battleground states has president obama on top. it's now all hands on deck. vice president biden stumped in iowa. >> the american people are asking themselves the question in these final days, who can they trust? >> reporter: bill clinton is working just as hard as the candidates. >> barack obama should be the next president. >> reporter: and in ohio, ann romney go
on this co, now! " many on the east coast strue to get by four days after superstorm sandy. plus: the candidates race te finish. how this morning's jobs number could impact the race. and agent attacked. s-f-p-d release video of a bike- tog passenger assaulting a work. how the victim is doing this morning. join us for cbs 5 eyewitness news this morning... beginng at 4:30. ,,,, >>> here's a look at the weather around some cities around the country. mostly cloudy in washington, 54 degrees. sunny in atlanta 71. sunny and 58 in st. louis and breezy and mild in denver, 64. afternoon showers in seattle, 58 degrees. >>> top stories now on a friday. the presidential candidates hit the campaign trail. president obama will make stops in all-important ohio. mitt romney also in wisconsin and ohio. election, by the way, four days away. >>> the cleanup from sandy continues. the death toll has reached 90. it's estimated the storm caused up to $50 billion in damage, making it the second costliest storm in u.s. history. >>> on new york's long island more than 600,000 customers are still without po
♪ ♪ if you got a brand new key >>> we just heard from the labor secretary that superstorm sandy is not in these numbers this month, but you know, ali n the months ahead, we will be seeing and feeling the impact of this storm in every economic statistic in the next few statistic in the next few months. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> and we will talk about it in the election, and the unemployment rate the 7.8% or 7.9% and i have been saying it and you have been saying it for a long time and we concentrate on it because it is a political number, but we need to consider other things in the jobs report, the number of jobs created as well as the wages and the quality of jobs coming back and make all of that into your decision when making a decision. christine, i will talk to you later. for the rest of you, stay right here as carol costello takes over the next hour when we expect to hear live from president obama as he reacts to this, the final jobs report, before he puts his job on the line in four days. >> and also we would like to thank allen krueger and the rest of our g
coming back to life, very slowly, after superstorm sandy but we see more heartbreaking scenes of destruction every day. mounting frustration as well over delayed relief. widespread power outages. huge gas lines. good morning, i'm jon scott. jenna: the storm has passed but this is not over. jon: the after math forever. jenna: hi, everybody, i'm jenna lee. "happening now" we have new information on the death toll that now stands more than 90. nearly four million homes and businesses still in the dark. across the region home after home completely destroyed. the new york city borough of staten island, one of hardest hit places of all. 19 people killed there including two little boys. we told you about them earlier this week. they were ripped from their mother's arms as they tried to escape the raging storm surge the they got stuck in an suv they got out and tried to get away and she couldn't hang onto them. homeland security secretary janet napolitano plans to tour the area later today. meantime homeowners in queens are trying to come to grips with all of this loss. >> everything
hundreds of companies lending a helping hand to the victims of superstorm sandy. corporate america has pledged over $50 million. the big bank is offering $5 million in loans to affected small businesses and donating to the american red cross. other household names giving include coca-cola, delta airlines, disney, home depot, lowe's, the nfl and target. from fuel to cash to communications. verizon communications warned today hurricane sandy could wreak havoc on its fourth quarter earnings. the wireless, phone and internet provider took on major damage in the storm. four of its facilities in new york flooded. as sylvia hall reports, verizon's warning is a sign of the damage felt by the tele- communications industry. >> reporter: just like with other telecom companies, verizon employees are working hard to restore service to the northeast. but it's not easy when they're also pumping water out of the basements of their flooded new york facilities, which are running on generator power. the company announced today that sandy's aftermath will likely extend to fourth quarter earnings. analysts
is superstorm sandy hit the coast, but for many, the pain and emotion begins now. tonight, the devastation just too much for many to bear. >> i don't believe this. >> people are finding their homes heavily damaged, flood waters you can see carried a boat into this home. look at this, lines for gas backed up on the highways, and new problems are coming as temperatures drop. and people in new york city and new jersey and connecticut still do not have heat or power. >>> tonight, celebrities did what they could to help pitch in on the telethon right here on nbc. >> ♪ ♪ ♪ down by the sea. >> some big names there, today, anchor matt lauer hosted the tell telethon, and the boss himself performed. >>> and the highway shut down for more than five hours, police say the driver of the truck lost control, crashing into the drive in pleasantton. the big rig ended up on its side blocking all southbound lanes of the freeway, along with clearing the crash, the crews had to take care of a fuel spill, luckily the driver was not seriously hurt and the lanes reopened. >>> and silicon valley gets a dose of rea
remains in effect today for western maryland, all thanks to superstorm sandy. >> it's unbelievable. you have to see this video. while we were mostly seeing the rain, look what they're dealing with in western maryland, we're talking two to three feet of snow, certainly creating a big mess and a lot of cleanup for people out there. now, this is what it looks like in garrett county. snowy conditions. it shut down a portion, actually, a huge portion, we're talking a 50-mile stretch of interstate 66 between maryland and west virginia. truckers were basically stranded and the drivers there, they were stuck for about 15 hours. mark wells had to go through about 50 to 60 trees just to get to work. >> it was pretty treacherous. the trees were falling behind me as fast as i was cutting in front of me. i've seen a lot of snow up here, but not from a hurricane. >> the wet and heavy snow is also causing tree limbs to break over power lines, meaning many more are dealing with outages as a the storm, a different version of sandy is being felt across ohio, virginia, west virginia, tennessee, north caro
superstorm sandy. so over a foot in easton. wow! that's a lot of rain. queenstown 9.89 inches, pasadena 8.6 inches, other ocean city 7.2 inches and salisbury 7.4 inches. so i just wanted to show you that. for today, though, it's cold. make sure you do have that big coat as you head out the door. late get a check now of the abc 2 time saver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. >>reporter: good morning, lynette. definitely going to need a warm halloween costume. unfortunately we are dealing with some storm damage in baltimore county. there was a partial building collapse, the historic whiskey plant on york road, two northbound lanes are now shut down at railroad avenue. you will want to use scwann road, warren road or 83 as your alternate routes. no delays right now on the jfx heading into the city. and if you are using 695 as we check in and daik a look at parkville road, everything is moving right along, no delays. but the roads still could be pretty wet and there could be some trees that remain down on the secondary road that you will need to watch out for. that's a look at your traf
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